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The Best Episodes of Game of Thrones

Every episode of Game of Thrones ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Game of Thrones!

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

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Network:HBO

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The best episode of "Game of Thrones" is "The Rains of Castamere", rated 9.9/10 from 117532 user votes. It was directed by David Nutter and written by D.B. Weiss, David Benioff. "The Rains of Castamere" aired on 6/2/2013 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Battle of the Bastards".

  • The Rains of Castamere
    9.9/10 117,532 votes

    #1 - The Rains of Castamere

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-06-02

    Robb presents himself to Walder Frey, and Edmure meets his bride. Jon faces his harshest test yet. Bran discovers a new gift. Daario and Jorah debate how to take Yunkai. House Frey joins with House Tully.

    Director: David Nutter

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • Battle of the Bastards
    9.9/10 223,971 votes

    #2 - Battle of the Bastards

    Season 6 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-06-19

    As the Starks prepare to fight, Davos loses something dear. Ramsay plays a game. Daenerys faces a choice.

    Director: Miguel Sapochnik

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • The Winds of Winter
    9.9/10 159,716 votes

    #3 - The Winds of Winter

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-06-26

    Tyrion counsels Daenerys on the upcoming campaign. Jon and Sansa discuss their future. Trials begin in King's Landing.

    Director: Miguel Sapochnik

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • Hardhome
    9.8/10 108,209 votes

    #4 - Hardhome

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-05-31

    Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei struggles. Jon travels.

    Director: Miguel Sapochnik

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • Blackwater
    9.7/10 54,639 votes

    #5 - Blackwater

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-05-27

    Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis’ fleet assaults King’s Landing.

    Director: Neil Marshall

    Writer: George R. R. Martin

  • The Lion and the Rose
    9.7/10 60,655 votes

    #6 - The Lion and the Rose

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-04-13

    Tyrion lends Jaime a hand. Joffrey and Margaery host a breakfast. At Dragonstone, Stannis loses patience with Davos. Ramsay finds a purpose for his pet. North of the Wall, Bran sees where they must go.

    Director: Alex Graves

    Writer: George R. R. Martin

  • The Laws of Gods and Men
    9.7/10 58,906 votes

    #7 - The Laws of Gods and Men

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-05-11

    Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Meanwhile, Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq and her other supplicants. And the day of Tyrion's trial has come where Tyrion faces his father.

    Director: Alik Sakharov

    Writer: Bryan Cogman

  • The Mountain and the Viper
    9.7/10 60,370 votes

    #8 - The Mountain and the Viper

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-06-01

    Unexpected visitors arrive in Mole's Town. With assistance from Theon, Ramsay proves himself to his father, Lord Bolton. Littlefinger's motives are questioned when Sansa reveals the fate of Lysa Arryn to other lords of the Vale. Daenerys finds out a secret about Jorah Mormont. Tyrion's fate is decided.

    Director: Alex Graves

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • The Door
    9.7/10 78,090 votes

    #9 - The Door

    Season 6 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-05-22

    Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran learns a great deal. Brienne goes on a mission. Arya is given a chance to prove herself.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • The Spoils of War
    9.7/10 94,411 votes

    #10 - The Spoils of War

    Season 7 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-08-06

    Daenerys fights back. Jaime faces an unexpected situation. Arya comes home.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • Baelor
    9.6/10 50,867 votes

    #11 - Baelor

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-06-12

    Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.

    Director: Alan Taylor

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • The Watchers on the Wall
    9.6/10 53,141 votes

    #12 - The Watchers on the Wall

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-06-08

    Jon Snow and the Night's Watch face a big challenge.

    Director: Neil Marshall

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • The Children
    9.6/10 51,852 votes

    #13 - The Children

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-06-15

    Circumstances change after an unexpected arrival from north of the Wall. Dany must face harsh realities. Bran learns more about his destiny. Tyrion sees the truth about his situation.

    Director: Alex Graves

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • And Now His Watch Is Ended
    9.5/10 42,317 votes

    #14 - And Now His Watch Is Ended

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-04-21

    Trouble brews among the Night's Watch at Craster's. Margaery takes Joffrey out of his comfort zone. Arya meets the leader of the Brotherhood. Varys plots revenge on an old foe. Theon mournfully recalls his missteps. Daenerys deftly orchestrates her exit from Astapor.

    Director: Alex Graves

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • Fire and Blood
    9.4/10 44,416 votes

    #15 - Fire and Blood

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-06-19

    With Ned dead, Robb vows to get revenge on the Lannisters. Jon must officially decide if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Daenerys says her final goodbye to Drogo.

    Director: Alan Taylor

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • The Dance of Dragons
    9.4/10 48,280 votes

    #16 - The Dance of Dragons

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-06-07

    Stannis confronts a troubling decision. Jon returns to The Wall. Mace visits the Iron Bank. Arya encounters someone from her past. Dany reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.

    Director: David Nutter

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • The Dragon and the Wolf
    9.4/10 68,911 votes

    #17 - The Dragon and the Wolf

    Season 7 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-08-27

    A meeting is held in King's Landing. Problems arise in the North.

    Director: Jeremy Podeswa

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • Valar Morghulis
    9.3/10 38,441 votes

    #18 - Valar Morghulis

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-06-03

    Tyrion awakens to a changed situation. King Joffrey doles out rewards to his subjects. As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime. Arya receives a gift from Jaqen. Dany goes to a strange place. Jon proves himself to Qhorin.

    Director: Alan Taylor

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • Home
    9.3/10 50,762 votes

    #19 - Home

    Season 6 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-05-01

    Bran trains with the Three-Eyed Raven. In King’s Landing, Jaime advises Tommen. Tyrion demands good news, but has to make his own. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch stands behind Thorne. Ramsay Bolton proposes a plan, and Balon Greyjoy entertains other proposals.

    Director: Jeremy Podeswa

    Writer: Dave Hill

  • A Golden Crown
    9.1/10 38,185 votes

    #20 - A Golden Crown

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-05-22

    While recovering from his battle with Jamie, Eddard is forced to run the kingdom while Robert goes hunting. Tyrion demands a trial by combat for his freedom. Viserys is losing his patience with Drogo.

    Director: Daniel Minahan

    Writer: N/A

  • You Win or You Die
    9.1/10 38,664 votes

    #21 - You Win or You Die

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-05-29

    Robert has been injured while hunting and is dying. Jon and the others finally take their vows to the Night's Watch. A man, sent by Robert, is captured for trying to poison Daenerys. Furious, Drogo vows to attack the Seven Kingdoms.

    Director: Daniel Minahan

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • Mhysa
    9.1/10 35,521 votes

    #22 - Mhysa

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-06-09

    Bran and company travel beyond the Wall. Sam returns to Castle Black. Jon says goodbye to Ygritte. Jaime returns to King's Landing. The Night's Watch asks for help from Stannis. Daenerys waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator.

    Director: David Nutter

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff

  • Mother's Mercy
    9.1/10 47,067 votes

    #23 - Mother's Mercy

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-06-14

    Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged.

    Director: David Nutter

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • The Queen's Justice
    9.1/10 50,385 votes

    #24 - The Queen's Justice

    Season 7 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-07-30

    Daenerys holds court. Tyrion backchannels. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime learns from his mistakes.

    Director: Mark Mylod

    Writer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

  • The Wolf and the Lion
    9.0/10 38,648 votes

    #25 - The Wolf and the Lion

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-05-15

    Catelyn has captured Tyrion and plans to bring him to her sister, Lysa Arryn, at The Vale, to be tried for his, supposed, crimes against Bran. Robert plans to have Daenerys killed, but Eddard refuses to be a part of it and quits.

    Director: Brian Kirk

    Writer: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff